‘Amazing Spidey’ Producer Wants to Ruin Another Hero in Red and Blue

- 12-12-14Film, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you don’t know the name Avi Arad, I’m sure then that you know the name Spider-Man. Well, Arad is the man that’s been producer of every live-action Spider-Man movie made from the good to excellent films by Sam Raimi through to the subpar Spider-Man 3 and on through the flaccid one-two punch of The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2. So let’s split hairs and say that Arad’s batting average at franchise management is .500, and then ask this question: Is Avi Arad the kind of man you want involved in making a new Super Mario Bros. movie? If you answered no, then good news, it seems that Arad has convinced the fine folks at Nintendo into letting him have the movie rights to the game. (more…)

New Petition Aims To Include Robin Williams Tribute In Upcoming Zelda Game

- 08-18-14Nerd Culture, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the recent petition to include a Robin Williams tribute in World of Warcraft was successful, many fans first after thought was that Nintendo‘s upcoming 2015 Zelda Wii U console game should also include a Williams tribute. A fan started such a petition over at Change.org and Nintendo has responded. (more…)

“Impossible Coin” in ‘Super Mario 64′ Retrieved, Life Not Wasted After All

- 08-08-14Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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18 years. That’s how long it took one player to retrieve the so-called “Impossible Coin” from an infamous level of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64. By comparison, it took them four years to build a prototype atomic bomb, and it took them 10 years to (allegedly) go to the moon, but to spend nearly two decades trying to collect one singular coin that may have been left in the game by mistake? Well that’s a level of dedication that’s not merely obsessive compulsive, but it puts obsessive compulsive in the rear-view mirror and keeps driving till it ends up somewhere completely unrecognizable. So how did this dedicated gamer finally do it? Read on. (more…)

Former Nintendo President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Passes Away

- 09-19-13Videogames Posted by Brent Cook

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Despite the fact that the majority of gamers are having a wonderful time playing GTA V, today will go down as a sad day for gaming. We now have word that Nintendo’s former President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has passed away at the age of 85.

Running the company from 1949- 2002, Yamauchi was responsible for Nintendo throughout not only the most important years of the company, but also the most important years in gaming. Taking over as president of Nintendo when it was still just a trading card company, he made the decision to move the company toward electronic entertainment, and his vision and creativity is seen through Nintendo’s entire gaming history, as he grew and expanded video gaming itself.

Having been president of the company through its ground breaking NES console, all the way through to its performance focused GameCube, Yamauchi was a major player in arguably the best period in gaming; okay, I know that is almost the entire period of gaming, but you can just look at what gaming has morphed into, from what it originally was, and you’ll see Nintendo’s, and in turn, Hiroshi Yamauchi’s, fingerprints all over it.

As a man that has helped build the gaming industry into the unbelievable monster that it is today, and in turn has provided us with years of entertainment, the legacy of Nintendo’s former President will surely live on. It is without a doubt that Hiroshi Yamauchi’s influence will continue to be felt throughout the gaming world for years to come.

 

[BBC News]

The BastardCast vs The Day The Earth Twerked Still

- 08-30-13Featured Posted by Team Bastard

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This week on the The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy sift through the sickness of the Batlash about Batfleck (keep those open letters coming, folks). Also, the Lizard King is coming for Tony Stark, a Power Ranger is green with Wolverine envy, and Uwe Boll would like your money, please and thank you.

Do you need more? How about a discussion about what makes a nerd and how we’re a bit tired of having to prove ourselves worthy? Too serious? WE’RE BRINGING BACK TACO TALK!

There, all better. Does your soul ache for more content? Really? Fine! We’re talking about the Lobo redesign, Nintendo’s price cut, and Lego Stan Lee too!

All that and a bunch of super clever twerking jokes on The BastardCast.

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Relive Microsoft’s, Sony’s, & Nintendo’s E3 Presentaions in Under 15 Minutes!

- 06-20-13Funny Videos, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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E3 has come and gone for another year. There were some HUGE announcements, along with some HUGE disappointments. I’m looking at you, Microsoft, even with your shameless backpedaling. But Sony scored big when they finally unveiled the PS4, and Nintendo, well, they’re still making Mario games and I can never find fault with that.

YouTube channel, VideoGamerTV has released an abridged version of each of those big three presentations compiled by Matt Lees (@Jam_Sponge). They’re hilarious and likely more informative than the constant influx of information that hit your Twitter stream during the conference. So sit back, relax, and relive the ups and downs of this year’s E3.

Nerd Art Dump: Marvel/DC Mash Up Heroes, ‘Hannibal’, Zombie E.T. and MOAR!

- 06-13-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

 

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Taking the best of what Marvel and DC have to offer artist Eric Guzman has combined several heroes and villains into one cool mash-up. And everything fits so well together too! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Green Arrow and Black Canary, Daleks in the rain and more. (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: Adventures of The Doctor, Superhero Origins, Jon Snow & MOAR!

- 06-06-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: With Matt Smith about to bow out of Doctor Who, Zzoha and other artists offer a send off. Featured as part of a Doctor Who Fan book, the above is a trippy adventure between the Doctor and Clara. [Deviant Art]

Hit the jump for Donkey Kong, Carol Marcus and more.
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Nerd Art Dump: Pepper’s Potts, TMNT, Snow White with a Twist and, MOAR!

- 05-23-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Move over Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear has ditched the plastic and upgraded to a sleek new casing thanks to DanLuVisiArt. Sporting some five o’clock shadow and a working laser Buzz is fit and ready to fight for Star Command against the forces of Zurg and his plans of interstellar domination. [Geek Tyrant]

Hit the jump for Man of Steel, Community and more.
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Nerd Art Dump: ‘The Hobbit’- Cat Edition, Disney Game of Thrones, the Creepiest Joker Ever & MOAR!

- 03-21-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: A cat version of Bilbo by Andrea Femerstrand being creeped up on by a cat version of Gollum, wonderful. The Hobbit made it’self a lot of money last year but if you redo it with cats… You’ll be purring all the way to the bank! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Deadpool mashups, Corgis and Kocks! (You’re reading that correctly)
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